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March 21st is California Strawberry Day!

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What a wonderful day to celebrate a popular fruit! Not just delicious but very nutritious! Strawberries offer a wide range of health benefits such as potassium, fiber, folic acid and Vitamin C! So enjoy the following recipes and celebrate National California Strawberry Day!

1. Clean Strawberry Smoothie

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Ingredients:

7 ounces chopped red cabbage, frozen
1 1/2 – 2 cups cold water
2 cups sliced strawberries, frozen (about 10 medium berries)
1 small banana, sliced and frozen
2/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt

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2. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese
¼ cup sour cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup whole milk
6 large fresh strawberries, chopped or ¾ cup frozen strawberries
6 standard sized graham crackers
1 tbs melted butter

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3. California Strawberry Muffin Tops

 

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Ingredients:

2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 stick butter, melted and cooled
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1-1/2 cup strawberries, huled and cut in chunks
Honey for topping

 

4. Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry

 

Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry

 

Ingredients:

 

16 ounce package fresh California strawberries, washed
8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
4 tablespoons honey, or
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract mini chocolate chips, to decorate

 

5. California Strawberry Salad

 

CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY SALAD

 

Ingredients:
2 cups snap peas, cleaned
1 fennel bulb, diced
1 pint strawberries, washed and sliced
4 oz baby greens
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for roasting
1 Tbsp agave nectar
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1⁄2 cup goat cheese
1⁄2 cup toasted walnuts
Salt and pepper to taste

 

6. Strawberry Ice Cream made with fresh California Strawberries

 

Strawberry Ice Cream made with fresh California Strawberries
Ingredients:
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup (185g) sugar
pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (250g) fresh California strawberries, stemmed and coarsely chopped, plus more for garnish

 

Thank you all for the visit!  Enjoy National California Strawberry Day Everyone!
What is your Favorite Strawberry recipe?